If you missed the earlier announcement, YouTube on Tuesday, November 17, launched a new audio ads platform for advertisers, the latest Digital offering in the audio marketplace. This offering will now compete with Pandora, Spotify, iHeart, and all other audio streaming platforms, giving advertisers even more choices to deliver targeted messages to prospective customers. Digital […]
Facebook to Face Audit on Brand Safety Controls
All advertisers, no matter what media is chosen for the ad campaign, are concerned about the environment in which their ads run in terms of where the ads appear and if there can be any implied link between the content of what is posted versus the ad itself. No advertiser wants to be labeled, libeled, […]
How Much Money Should I Spend on Advertising?
The surest way to overspend on advertising is to not spend enough to do a job properly. It’s like buying a ticket three-quarters of the way to Europe; you have spent some money, but you did not arrive.” – Charlie Mortimer, General Foods Much like a jet that speeds down the runway with all engines […]
Google Says Killing the Cookie Has Consequences
Ad Age Magazine reports some of the effects from the new push on privacy in terms of how the policy affects marketers. Details here. […]
Twitter Jumps In and Offers Advertiser Guarantees on Delivery
More and more, advertisers want proof that they money that they spend is actually being delivered and viewed. Twitter now offers advertiser guarantees like television, a good move for buyers of media. Twitter has been working closely with Dentsu Aegis Network to develop its first guaranteed ad product, which lets brands order a set amount […]
Major Advance in Ratings for Local Radio Internet Streams
This is one of the biggest advances in the measurement of online radio audio since radio ratings began over 50 years ago. From Inside Radio: “Buying online radio in local markets is now easier, courtesy of media buying and selling platform STRATA…audiences can be targeted geographically and by demographic, including age and gender…across 278 local […]
How Much Longer Will Terrestrial Radio Be Around?
Record high stream listening in March led by Pandora and Spotify. More and more, listeners are grabbling what they want, when they want, where they want, and how they want…as opposed to be controlled by mass radio feeding them. Details here. […]
Why is iHeart Radio not growing? And why is Cumulus down 22%? And CBS? (according to Edison Research)
Clearly, online streaming is not working for terrestrial radio group operators, at least not for iHeart (formerly known as Clear Channel), Cumulus, and CBS. Here is an article from The Infinite Dial, Thoughts on Internet Radio metrics, from Larry Rosin of Edison Research. Click here. Highlights and quotes from the article: So the question is: “Why?” It […]
PANDORA Has New Competition for Ad Dollars
Just announced from RAIN Daily Digest: “Spotify today announced the launch of a geo-targeted advertising platform for its ad-supported freemium service level. The initial rollout includes the top 15 listening markets. Launch partner Triton Digital provides verification metrics through its Webcast Local Metrics product. We spoke to Spotify ad exec Brian Benedik.” Details here. We are following this […]
Can You Really Trust the Impressions Advertising That You Are Paying For?
AppNexus, the industry’s uber-exchange…today, as much as 30 to 40% of the total impression volume flowing through AppNexus is impossible to verify. Not necessarily fraud, but not not-fraud. Complete article from Ad Exchanger here. […]